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Parsing Gun Control After The Latest Mass Shootings

NPR's Scott Simon talks to The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg about the shooting in San Bernardino, and whether this latest round of mass shootings may represent a tipping point for Americans and guns.
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U.S. Reliance On Kurdish Forces In Fight Against ISIS

Kurdish forces have been an ally to the U.S. in the fight against ISIS. NPR's Scott Simon talks to The Guardian columnist Jonathan Steele about whether the U.S. owes something to the Kurds in Syria.
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After Shooting Video Comes To Light, Chicago Police Under Pressure

The Chicago police force is under intense scrutiny. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Reverend Jesse Jackson about the policing situation in Chicago and what action he'd like to see taken.
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'New Yorker' Cartoon Editor Explores What Makes Us Get It

Humor is both a creative and a cognitive process, says Bob Mankoff, who has contributed cartoons to The New Yorker since 1977. Originally broadcast March 24, 2014.
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For A Schoolboy With AIDS, A Principal Opened Doors — By Opening His Arms

At a time when even doctors refused to see his adopted son, Tom Graziano found solace in the way his elementary school principal embraced him. "I want to thank you," Graziano tells him years later.

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San Bernardino Mayor: 'Retaliation Is Not The Answer'

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with R. Carey Davis, the mayor of the city of San Bernardino, Calif., about the mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center, where 14 people were killed Wednesday.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Singer Cecile McLorin Salvant; 'The Danish Girl'; Sam Phillips

Singer Cécile McLorin Salvant says she likes the "husky lows" of jazz. Justin Chang reviews The Danish Girl. Peter Guralnick profiles the founder of the Sun Records label in his book, Sam Phillips.
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Britain's Biggest Heist Case Is On Trial

Four of the eight alleged masterminds are on trial for the theft of almost $21 million worth of gems and other valuables. A reporter covering the case details the story's peculiar developments.
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What Information Do Intelligence Agencies Need To Keep U.S. Safe?

In the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University about what information intelligence agencies need to keep the U.S. safe.
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Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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